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Leafs Notebook Part 1 – Randy Carlyle

The Leafs are all but set to make the playoffs for the first time in nine years, yet there is an inordinate amount of vitriol being directed at Toronto’s head coach Randy Carlyle, for...

Game in 19 (for Lupul): Game #35, Leafs 6 vs. Canes 3

That. That was the win that cemented the Leafs as playoff worthy. 1 - The Leafs started nice and bright, carrying the pace early. JvR, contrary to pre-game line projections, started on the top line...

What Can Brown Do For You? 4-3 Leafs Over Penguins!

Anybody still want to debate the wisdom of starting Gustavsson against the Penguins? For my money, this was the right play.   Anyway you slice it, after a 2-0 start against two undermanned/terrible teams,  tonight's game...

More than meets the eye with latest cuts

It'll probably be labeled as a "typical Leafs fan" debate given their status as lower roster players but there has been a number of questions arising out of yesterday's demotion of Christian Hanson and...

Kadri could force tough decisions up front

Perhaps the best part about Nazem Kadri's two-goal, three-point performance last night against the Ottawa Senators is that he can start the season with the Toronto Marlies with his head held high. Certainly, Leafs...

Reflections on Liambas, and lessons learned

One of the more interesting subplots to the Maple Leafs' 2010-11 preseason has been the Michael Liambas situation. Offered a tryout - amidst much fanfare - in time for the team's annual Rookie Camp,...

Pre-Season Game #4: Leafs vs. Flyers Rematch

An intriguing top line of Kris Versteeg, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel will feature in tonight's rematch with the Flyers following the Leafs' 11-round shootout win over Philadelphia last night at the John Lebatt...

The Leafs are BACK! (Leafs/Sens Pre-Game)

After months of nothing but Kaberle rumours and Grabovski lawsuits, Leafs Nation will finally get a glimpse of their 2010-2011 Toronto Maple Leafs.  Being the first game of the preseason, Toronto is going with...

Maple Leafs Camp: Day Two On Ice

Day Two of on-ice participation is now in the books .. the sessions all had a purpose, as camp not only winds down, but clear decisions need to be made on who will remain...

Maple Leafs Training Camp: Day One On Ice

The Toronto Maple Leafs held their on-ice portion of training camp today. Players have been split into three squads to accommodate the 63 players invited to camp. Among the contingent of fans outside the ice...

Training Camp; A Note on LeafsTV

A quick note: I'll be attending the on-ice portions of training camp on the weekend. I'll do a blog about the day that will be a little different from the traditional coverage. If you...

Toronto-Pittsburgh: Live Game Blog

The following is a live, up to the minute game blog featuring the rookie tournament game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Remember to hit refresh for the latest updates. Update: Lead...

12 Burning Questions: Will The Maple Leafs Finally Return To The Playoffs?

In the final part of his 12 Burning Questions series, Derek Harmsworth takes a look at the Maple Leafs chances of getting back to postseason hockey this year. May 4th, 2004. Both teams, tired and weary...

12 Burning Questions: Will Ron Wilson Finish The Season As Coach?

In part 11 of his 12 Burning Questions series, Derek Harmsworth takes a look at one of the hottest topics in Leafs Nation today: just how long of a leash does Ron Wilson have? In...

Onward with Kaberle

After Frantisek Kaberle's comments, what is Tomas' personal value?

12 Burning Questions: Will The Special Teams Continue To Improve?

In part nine of his 12 burning questions series, Derek Harmsworth looks at the Maple Leafs special teams, and why it must improve in order for the team to have success. When it came to...

12 Burning Questions: Will Tomas Kaberle Be Able To Focus On The Game?

In part eight of his 12 burning questions series, Derek Harmsworth takes a look at the past year that has been for Tomas Kaberle, and whether he can put it all behind him and...

The Intangibles of Jiggy

The intangible value of Giguere in a young Leafs system.

Know Your Enemy – Off Season Moves in the Northeast Division

The two greatest military tacticians of the past 5000 years – Sun Tzu and Sgt. Slaughter – both spoke on the value of knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your enemies in the field. ...

McKegg ready to make most of chance with Leafs

For Greg McKegg, nothing has necessarily come easy in his hockey career.  A slow start to his rookie campaign in Erie, followed by a knee injury which threatened the start of his season this...
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